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Chaney outlasts Red Raiders 33-14

(PAINESVILLE, OH) — Friday night’s matchup at Jack Britt Stadium was a battle of two football teams who have big aspirations in 2022 and beyond. The Youngstown Chaney Cowboys (5-1) visited the Britt to take on the home Painesville Harvey Red Raiders (4-2). Harvey was coming off a dominating win against Grand Valley last week and the Cowboys were coming off their first loss of the season last week when they fell to Youngstown Ursuline. In the end the Cowboys had a little more offensively than the Red Raiders and came out on top 33-14.

After a scoreless first quarter where both defenses played very well, the biggest offensive play of the quarter was a 19-yard run by Chaney QB Matt Jones. Harvey recovered a Chaney fumbled punt at the Chaney 38 but fumbled the ball on the first play after the recovery giving the ball right back to Chaney.

Early in the second quarter Harvey was forced to punt and the returner Chaney returned the punt 54 yards to the Harvey one yard line. One play later sophomore Jones ran the ball in on QB sneak to give Chaney a 7-0 lead after Eder Gomez converted the extra point with 8;28 left in the second quarter.

The Red Raiders did not take long to respond when they tied the game 7-7 on a 25-yard TD run by freshman Shahn Alston. Freshman Antonito Soto-Rodriguez tied the game with the extra point with 4:57 remaining in the quarter.

The Red Raiders took the lead when sophomore Devon Badley recovered a fumble and rambled 16 yards for the TD. Soto Rodriguez converted the extra point to give Harvey a 14-7 lead.

The second half was a different story as Chaney took control of the game. At the 8:58 mark of the third quarter Chaney intercepted a Harvey pass and four plays later Jones ran the ball in from 20 yards out. Chaney could not convert the extra point and Harvey lead 14-13.

Harvey could not get anything going and went three and out on their next driving giving the ball back to Chaney and they took advantage. The Cowboys drove 60 yards on four plays and completed the drive when Jones hit Jason Hewlett from 10 yards for a Chaney TD. The two-point conversion failed, and the Cowboys led 19-14 with 2:53 left in the 3rd quarter.

After the TD, the Red Raiders turned the ball over again on an interception and the Cowboys took over at their own 26 with 1:13 left in the third quarter. Chaney drove 74 yards on 12 plays taking 5:40 off the clock before Freeman ran the ball in from 11 yards out to give Chaney the 26-14 advantage with 7:33 left in the game.

The final Chaney points came on a 25-yard pick six by Hewlett with 7:07 left in the fourth quarter to give the Cowboys a 33-14 edge.

The Red Raiders will be at home next week against Berkshire at 7 pm..  
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​POSTED 09/30/2022 23:26
Harvey Red Raiders offense.                          Photo by Tim Shirer